Cape May Ferry

Take a Day Trip on the Cape May Ferry

Cape May Ferry
Spend a quick relaxing trip on the Delaware Bay from Lewes or Cape May. Whether you’re crossing the Delaware Bay for a fun day trip or as part of a long-distance trip, on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, your journey is sure to be a memorable one. You can also check the Cape May Lewes Live Cam to view the loading lanes before your trip across the bay.


We’re sailing daily! We’re welcoming all methods of travel – vehicles, foot passengers and bicycles – and the indoor salon seating area of the vessels and our terminals are open. Come join us aboard the vessel, grab a coffee or breakfast from Lewes Coffee Company or stop in for lunch or dinner at Grain On the Rocks in the Lewes Terminal, or grab a bite to go from Cafe 64 in the Cape May terminal, managed by Exit Zero Hospitality.

Reservations are required, social distancing measures remain in place, and – because we are considered public transportation, and per US Coast Guard regulations – masks remain required in indoor areas aboard the vessels and inside the terminals. Masks are not required on the exterior decks of the vessel or outdoor areas of the terminal. For all the details, please make sure to visit our COVID-19 Information page.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Please make sure to check the schedule here 

Cape May Ferry 2013

Enjoy historic lighthouses, picturesque harbors, oceangoing vessels, unique seabirds and, just maybe, your very own dolphin escort!

The 17-mile, 85-minute cruise between New Jersey and Delaware can cut miles off a trip along the Atlantic Coast, connecting points like Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Ocean City and the rest of the Jersey Shore with Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Sussex Shores, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean City, MD, and destinations throughout Virginia.

The Cape May Lewes Ferry modern terminals are a destination in and of themselves, with enjoyable restaurants and lounges, and well-stocked gift shops! Please note that carry on alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

You can check Cape May Ferry Schedules and Fares here

Don’t miss the boat in Cape May ! Up to 100% reserved vehicle space on the Ferry during Summer Months.

Plan Your Trip Ahead of Time and View a Live Cam of the Cape May Ferry Loading at this link. You can also view the Toll Plaza at Cape May or Lewes, loading lanes and the loading lanes entrances.


The Cape May-Lewes Ferry can accommodate approximately 100 standard sized vehicles per crossing. Vehicles range from bicycles walked on board to cars, SUVs, motorcycles, RVs, tour buses and large tractor trailers carrying interstate cargo. Regardless of the size of your wheels, we look forward to welcoming you aboard. Check out our Pinterest Board Cool & Colorful Wheels to see some of the more unusual vehicles we’ve welcomed aboard!


Upon arrival at either Ferry terminal, you will drive up to the toll lanes to have tickets issued. Reservation confirmations are presented to the toll operator and exchanged for tickets. If you don’t have a reservation, tickets can be purchased at this time if space is available. At the tolls, you’ll be instructed to drive to a numbered lane in the staging lot. An officer will ask to scan your ticket and your vehicle will be inspected by the security team. You may then park and enjoy amenities inside the terminal, or remain with your vehicle.

Approximately 20 minutes before a scheduled departure, boarding announcements will be made, and drivers and passengers are asked to return to the their vehicles. The crew then direct you on to the boat, where you will park your vehicle, turn it off, disable security alarms, and have the option to stay with your vehicle or enjoy the amenities (bars, food, tvs, and comfortable chairs) on the second and third decks of the ferries. For more information regarding boarding and boarding procedures, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page on this site.

All vehicles are driven or walked on (bicycles) via ramps, and then parked or positioned on the main car deck, the lowest deck on the Ferry. If you have special needs, arrangements can be made for Ferry staff to drive your car on board for you while you or those in your party take elevators to passenger decks.


Vehicle fares include the fare for the driver on the ticket. The one exception is bicycles, where the rider pays a foot passenger fare and the bicyle is free. Additional travelers in or on a vehicle are also ticketed and incur passenger fares. Prices vary by season and fare discounts are available for seniors (age 62 and older), military, and AAA members.

Cape May Lewes Ferry Fares and Schedule

Click Here to Book Reservations on the Cape May Ferry

Cape May Ferry Entering Cape May Canal

Cape May Ferry NJ view of the Delaware Breakwater Light House on the trip to Lewes Delaware on board the Cape May Ferry

Mapped Route of the Cape May Lewes Ferry

Cape May Lewes Ferry Live Cam View of current loading lanes for your Cape May Vacation

Cape May Terminal 1200 Lincoln Blvd.North Cape May, NJ 08204E-mail:customerservice@drba.net1-800-643-3779 Lewes Terminal 43 Cape Henlopen DriveLewes DE US 19958E-mail:customerservice@drba.net1-800-643-3779